Set in the 1700s, “Curses: The Charm of Hope,” is a film about Andrew Swallow, a pirate tired of life at sea searching for a legendary treasure in the perilous mesopelagic zone. His aim is to secure it and finally retire on land with his crew. If only things came that easily.
Production title: “Curses”
Writer/Producer: Hugo Lunny
Format: Feature film
Synopsis: Andrew Swallow is feared by all who sail the seas. His ship, The Blackbeard, is known for its ruthless crew and deadly attacks on other vessels. But beneath Swallow’s intimidating exterior lies a deep-rooted desire for revenge against the British navy who killed his family.
One fateful night, Swallow and his crew come across a ship carrying a valuable cargo: a mysterious woman named Anne who claims to possess knowledge of a secret treasure hidden in the treacherous waters of the Bermuda Triangle. Swallow sees an opportunity to finally get his revenge and to amass great wealth for his crew, so he agrees to take Anne aboard.
As they set sail towards the treacherous Triangle, Swallow must contend with his own inner demons, while his crew members must navigate their loyalty to their captain and their own personal desires. Along the way, they encounter dangerous sea monsters and hostile pirate gangs, all while trying to decipher the cryptic clues to the treasure’s location.
But as they get closer to their goal, the crew begins to unravel the truth about Anne and the treasure she promises, leading to a final confrontation that will determine the fate of Swallow, his crew, and the world of piracy itself.
Logline: A pirate driven by a deep-seated desire for retirement sets sail on a perilous journey in search of a secret treasure.
Tagline: A quest for revenge, treasure, and survival on the high seas.
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